The next community gathering for Vision Park City 2009 will occur on Tuesday, May 5 at the Yarrow Hotel from 6 – 8p.  Vision Park City is an exploration of community values, concerns and goals for the future. The event is free and open to all.   

This is the second community gathering for Vision Park City. The March 31 meeting attracted more than 100 Parkites who discussed topics such as who we are, what we believe and what concerns us.  Since that meeting approximately 50 community volunteers have contributed hundreds of hours in gathering data about Park City in both written and visual format.  Several hundred interviews exploring our values, issues and vision have been conducted in English and Spanish.  A corollary community photography project to visually document our collective portrait has resulted in nearly 1,000 images exploring who and what is Park City.  

The May 5 gathering is a community check-in prior to moving into the data analysis phase of Vision Park City.  “Among the activities planned for the evening, volunteers from the community interview team will share their initial learnings and the community photography team will present their findings in a slide show and gallery exhibit of Park City,” explained Phyllis Robinson, Park City’s Community and Public Affairs Manager.  “We’re looking forward to broad community participation at this meeting and welcome new faces.”   

Following the May 5 Community Gathering, the consultant team begins the process of analyzing all of the data collected to reveal a community mirror of where Park City is today, as well as a shared vision of our collective future. A draft report to City Council is expected in late June or early July.  A vision action plan will be developed over the summer in collaboration with the community. If you’d like to be interviewed and add your voice, please contact Phyllis Robinson at 435-615-5189.  It’s not too late to participate, she added.